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Chilean earthquakes in the O\’Higgins Region: photoessay

Chilean earthquakes in the O’Higgins Region: photoessay

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Monday, May 3, 2010

The recent string of earthquakes in Chile caused widespread damage to buildings. Wikinews reporter Diego Grez is on-scene and in his second photoessay, he shows us the impact of the earthquake in the O’Higgins Region and takes a look at how people living in the area have reacted to the devastation.


Wikinews' Diego Grez in front of the well-known apartments of Paniahue, Santa Cruz, Chile, that fell down during the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Wikinews’ Diego Grez in front of the well-known apartments of Paniahue, Santa Cruz, Chile, that collapsed during the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

The urban centre of Pichilemu has become dead since the earthquake, because of the fear of a new tsunami there. Image: Diego Grez.

The urban centre of Pichilemu has been dead since the earthquake, because of the fear of a new tsunami there.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Church of Santa Cruz was severely damaged in the earthquake and is being slowly demolished. Picture at the top right is the Church, as it looked in December 2009. Image: Diego Grez.

The Church of Santa Cruz was severely damaged in the earthquake and it is being demolished slowly. Picture at the top right is the Church, as it looked in December 2009.
Image: Diego Grez.

Inside the first floor of an apartment in Paniahue, Santa Cruz. Image: Diego Grez.

Inside the first floor of an apartment in Paniahue, Santa Cruz.
Image: Diego Grez.

Residents of Paniahue, Santa Cruz took their belongings and went to an empty plot near the apartments. They have named it

Residents of Paniahue, Santa Cruz took their belongings and went to an empty plot near the apartments. They have named it “Villa Los Ciruelos”.
Image: Diego Grez.

Residents of Paniahue also went to a court near the apartments, where they are storing their belongings and camping. Image: Diego Grez.

Residents of Paniahue also went to a court near the apartments, where they are storing their belongings and camping.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Peralillo town hall collapsed after the earthquake. News media has reported that the Mayor of Peralillo, Gerardo Cornejo, started to cry when he saw the town hall, but his father, 90 years-old, motivated him to get Peralillo up again. Old buildings like the Church of Peralillo also collapsed. Image: Diego Grez.

The Peralillo town hall collapsed after the earthquake. News media has reported that the Mayor of Peralillo, Gerardo Cornejo, started to cry when he saw the town hall, but his father, 90 years-old, motivated him to get Peralillo up again. Old buildings such as the Church of Peralillo also collapsed.
Image: Diego Grez.

People and tourists that were staying in Pichilemu for the last weekend in the summer, quickly drove to the nearest hill, La Cruz. Image: Diego Grez.

People and tourists that were staying in Pichilemu for the last weekend in the summer quickly drove to the nearest hill, La Cruz.
Image: Diego Grez.

A toilet in a collapsed apartment building in Paniahue, Santa Cruz. Image: Diego Grez.

A toilet in a collapsed apartment building in Paniahue, Santa Cruz.
Image: Diego Grez.

A collage of pictures showing the damage to the Paniahue apartment buildings. Image: Diego Grez.

A collage of pictures showing the damage to the Paniahue apartment buildings.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Arturo Prat Square in Pichilemu shortly after the earthquake and tsunami. Image: Diego Grez.

The Arturo Prat Square in Pichilemu shortly after the earthquake and tsunami.
Image: Diego Grez.

Carts in the Pichilemu beach before the earthquake and tsunami.The place where the carts were before the earthquake.

The tsunami threw these carts more than a block away. First picture in 2009.
Image: Diego Grez.
A collapsed house in Paniahue, Santa Cruz, Chile. Image: Diego Grez.

A collapsed house in Paniahue, Santa Cruz, Chile.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Santa Cruz town hall after the 2010 Chile earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

The Santa Cruz town hall after the 2010 Chile earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

A house located on O'Higgins Avenue, Santa Cruz, Chile after the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

A house located on O’Higgins Avenue, Santa Cruz, Chile after the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

A house in Pichilemu, Chile. A fissure can be seen clearly. Image: Diego Grez.

A house in Pichilemu, Chile. A fissure can be clearly seen.
Image: Diego Grez.

The place where the Colchagua museum was located before the 2010 Chile earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

The location of the Colchagua museum prior to the 2010 Chile earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Another destroyed house in Santa Cruz, Chile by the 2010 Chile earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Another destroyed house in Santa Cruz, Chile by the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

A demolished house in Santa Cruz, Chile, after the 2010 Chile earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Another house in Santa Cruz destroyed by the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

A house damaged by the 2010 Chile earthquake, in Santa Cruz. Image: Diego Grez.

A house damaged by the 2010 Chile earthquake, in Santa Cruz.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Lolol firefighters building after the earthquakes. Image: Diego Grez.

The Lolol firefighters building after the earthquakes.
Image: Diego Grez.

A Lolol house, severely affected by the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

A Lolol house, severely affected by the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Another Lolol house after the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Another Lolol house after the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Liquor store on Errázuriz Avenue in Santa Cruz, Chile. Image: Diego Grez.

Liquor store on Errázuriz Avenue in Santa Cruz, Chile.
Image: Diego Grez.

Stores on the main street in Marchigüe after the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Stores in the Marchigüe main street after the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

A house damaged by the 2010 earthquake in Santa Cruz, Chile. Image: Diego Grez.

A house damaged by the 2010 earthquake in Santa Cruz, Chile.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Naval Bridge, near Lolol, was severely damaged after the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

The Naval Bridge, near Lolol, was severely damaged after the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

The ground broke in many places in Santa Cruz, Chile. Picture taken near the newly built Escuela de Lenguaje (Language School, for those with learning problems, like dyslexia), that was severely affected. Image: Diego Grez.

The ground broke in many places in Santa Cruz, Chile. Picture taken near the newly built Escuela de Lenguaje (Language School, for those with learning problems, like dyslexia), that was severely affected.
Image: Diego Grez.

People with a bonfire in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu, Chile, after the March 11 earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

People with a bonfire in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu, Chile, after the March 11 earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Demolition of a house in Santa Cruz, Chile. Image: Diego Grez.

Demolition of a house in Santa Cruz, Chile.
Image: Diego Grez.

An old house in the urban centre of Santa Cruz, Chile. Image: Diego Grez.

An old house in the urban centre of Santa Cruz, Chile.
Image: Diego Grez.

House that served as refuge for old people until 1978, severely affected by the earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

A house that served as a refuge for old people until 1978 was severely affected by the earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.



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March 18, 2010

Chilean earthquakes: in pictures

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Chilean earthquakes: in pictures

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

On the Feb. 27, Chile was hit by an magnitude 8.8 earthquake; almost 500 were killed, with resulting tsunami destroying most coastal towns between Llolleo and Araucanía Region. A second earthquake last week, with its epicentre in Pichilemu, caused destruction in the Coquimbo and Bío Bío regions.

A Wikinews contributor is in the area, and we look at the extent of this natural disaster’s damage through his photographs.


People camping in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu. They even constructed little houses, to make their stay more comfortable. Image: Diego Grez.

People camping in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu. They even constructed little houses, to make their stay more comfortable.
Image: Diego Grez.

Church of Santa Cruz, after the February earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Church of Santa Cruz, after the February earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Arturo Prat square before and after the earthquake and tsunami in Pichilemu. Image: Diego Grez.

The Arturo Prat square before and after the earthquake and tsunami in Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

Boat after the tsunami in Pichilemu. Image: Diego Grez.

Boat after tsunami in Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

Military representatives in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu after the March earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Military representatives in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu, after the March earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

On-scene soldiers on a truck, in Lolol, after the March earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

On-scene soldiers on a truck, in Lolol, after the March earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed balustrades and the ceiling of a kiosk over another balustrade, near Pichilemu beach. Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed balaustrades and the ceiling of a kiosk over another balaustrades, near the beach of Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

Lolol church after the March earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Lolol church after the March earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Many houses in Lolol were declared Historic Monuments of Chile. This is one of many that are going to be demolished. Image: Diego Grez.

Many houses in Lolol were declared Historic Monuments of Chile. This is one of many that are going to be demolished.
Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed building Mirador by the tsunami in Pichilemu, and also by a kiosk/container. Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed building Mirador by the tsunami in Pichilemu, and also by a kiosk/container.
Image: Diego Grez.

Cars driving to La Cruz Hill in Pichilemu, a few hours after the disaster. Image: Diego Grez.

Cars driving to La Cruz Hill in Pichilemu, a few hours after the disaster.
Image: Diego Grez.

Chilean singer Joe Vasconcellos did a free solo tour in Chile after the Pichilemu and Maule earthquakes. Pictured is his performance in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu. Image: Diego Grez.

Chilean singer Joe Vasconcellos did a free solo tour in Chile after the Pichilemu and Maule earthquakes. Pictured during his performance in La Cruz Hill, Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

House in front of the Main Beach of Pichilemu after the tsunami and earthquake combo. Image: Diego Grez.

House in front of the Main Beach of Pichilemu after the tsunami and earthquake combo.
Image: Diego Grez.

Bucalemu was severely impacted by the February tsunami and earthquake; this picture taken after the March temblor. Image: Diego Grez.

Bucalemu was severely impacted by the February tsunami and earthquake; this picture taken after the March temblor.
Image: Diego Grez.

Many houses were destroyed after the earthquake in Lolol because they were old and made with rustic materials. Image: Diego Grez.

Many houses were destroyed after the earthquake in Lolol, because they were old and made with rustic materials.
Image: Diego Grez.

Another destroyed house, a few meters behind the Lolol church. Image: Diego Grez.

Another destroyed house, a few meters behind the Lolol church.
Image: Diego Grez.

Pichilemu highway, the day of the earthquake and tsunami. Image: Diego Grez.

Pichilemu highway, the day of the earthquake and tsunami.
Image: Diego Grez.

Most of the balustrades around  Ross Park in Pichilemu were destroyed after the 2010 Pichilemu earthquake. Image: Diego Grez.

Most of the balustrades aroundRoss Park, in Pichilemu, were destroyed after the 2010 Pichilemu earthquake.
Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed kiosks after the tsunami in Pichilemu. Image: Diego Grez.

Destroyed kiosks after the tsunami in Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

Just one kiosk and some bathrooms in front of the Arturo Prat Square survived the tsunami in Pichilemu. Image: Diego Grez.

Just one kiosk and some bathrooms in front of the Arturo Prat Square survived the tsunami in Pichilemu.
Image: Diego Grez.

The Cahuil Bridge was severely damaged after both quakes. It is broken in half and is a serious danger to motorists. Image: Diego Grez.

The Cahuil Bridge was severely damaged after both quakes. It is broken in half and is a serious danger to motorists.
Image: Diego Grez.

Several houses were destroyed in the town of Bucalemu, almost 40 kilometers from Pichilemu. In this picture, a house located in front of the beach was later thrown in the half of the roadway. Image: Diego Grez.

Several houses were destroyed in the town of Bucalemu, almost 40 kilometers from Pichilemu. In this picture, a house located in front of the beach was later thrown in the half of the roadway.
Image: Diego Grez.

Cobquecura, epicentre of the February earthquake.

Cobquecura, the epicentre of the February quake.

The building Alto Río, in Concepción, collapsed after the February earthquake. Image: Claudio Núñez.

The building Alto Río, in Concepción, collapsed after the February earthquake.
Image: Claudio Núñez.

A severely damaged building in Maipú. Image: Jorge Barrios.

A severely damaged building in Maipú.
Image: Jorge Barrios.

Collapsed Vespucio Norte Express Highway in Santiago, after the February earthquake.

Collapsed Vespucio Norte Express Highway in Santiago, after the February earthquake.

The damaged Museum of Contemporary Art, after the February earthquake.

The damaged Museum of Contemporary Art, after the February earthquake.

Aftermath of the February earthquake and tsunami in San Antonio. Image: Atilio Leandro.

Aftermath of the February earthquake and tsunami in San Antonio.
Image: Atilio Leandro.

Damaged Autopista del Maipo, near the city of Chada. Image: Lufke.

Damaged Autopista del Maipo, near the city of Chada.
Image: Lufke.

People trying to buy gasoline, in Chillán. Image: JOjo Jose Tomas.

People trying to buy gasoline, in Chillán.
Image: JOjo Jose Tomas.

Fire in the University of Concepción, after the February earthquake.

Fire in the University of Concepción, after the February earthquake.

Destroyed houses in the Maule Region. Image: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Destroyed houses in the Maule Region.
Image: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Fire in a plastics factory, in Ruta 5 Norte.

Fire in a plastics factory, in Ruta 5 Norte.

Chillán's Medialuna, after the February earthquake.

Chillán’s Medialuna after the February earthquake.

House in Pelluhue after the February temblor. Image: Caritas Linares.

House in Pelluhue after the February temblor.
Image: Caritas Linares.

US President Barack Obama holds a conference call from the Situation Room of the White House concerning the February earthquake.

US President Barack Obama holds a conference call from the White House Situation Room.

President Sebastián Piñera visits ONEMI after the February quake. Image: Sebastián Piñera E..

President Sebastián Piñera visits ONEMI after the February quake.
Image: Sebastián Piñera E..

Zones affected by the February earthquake. Image: B1mbo.

Zones affected by the February earthquake.
Image: B1mbo.

Map of Chile showing the epicenter of the February quake.

Map of Chile showing the epicenter of the February quake.

USGS shake map of the February earthquake.

USGS shake map of the February earthquake.

USGS shake map of the March earthquake.

USGS intensity map of the March earthquake.

USGS intensity map for the most strong aftershock of the temblor. Image: USGS.

USGS intensity map for the most strong aftershock of the temblor.
Image: USGS.

An animation showing the movement of tsunami waves caused by the temblor. (view large version)
Image: NOAA Center for Tsunami Research.


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